In the context of the upcoming Belgian Federal elections on 26 May 2019, GAMS Belgium has published an advocacy note for an improved policy for taking female genital mutilation into account.
According to the latest estimates (2016), more than 17,000 women living in Belgium are affected by female genital mutilation (FGM) and more than 8,000 girls are at risk. These girls and women need effective protection and quality multidisciplinary care.
Prevention and care
The resources allocated to preventing and tackling FGM in Belgium, even more in Flanders, are insufficient.
GAMS Belgium and The End FGM European Network would like to invite you to the European Conference on the topic “Preventing FGM in hard to reach communities”
Join the next information session over health and traditions.
Date : Monday 5th of Novembre 2018
Time: 10.00 – 12.00
Place : DE SLOEP vzw – Bevelandstraat 26, 9000 Gent.
Translation into different languages is possible on demand.
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